Chives, Garlic

Chives, GarlicAllium tuberosum

Garlic chives will grow in just about any kind of soil but if given a preference, it would be for a slightly acid soil (pH 6.2 to 6.8) with moderate fertility and high organic matter.

Garlic chives are hardy in Zones 4 to 10, which means there is no worry about them surviving in most parts of the country.

Garlic chives should be grown in full sun to part shade. They can handle dry soil, so don’t go overboard with watering them.

Let your garlic chives grow to at least 6 inches before harvesting. They can actually reach 2 feet tall, if left alone. Harvesting garlic chives is a bit different from harvesting regular onion chives: you pick the leaves off the base, rather than cutting with scissors. Cutting them leaves behind an ugly dried brown scar.

Garlic chives can be grown easily on a sunny windowsill and they are perfect in any kind of container.